18 whole minutes of Metro Exodus gameplay? Don’t mind if we do. In amongst the hustle and bustle of E3 2018, 4A Games has been showing a whole lot more than the trailer that appeared onstage during the Microsoft Xbox conference.

In the official extended gameplay demo footage that’s been released for Metro Exodus, we get a look at the massively open-ended levels that form the basis of the game, as well as new crafting mechanics and deeper weapon customisation.

The Metro games have long been a showcase of fantastically immersive atmosphere and visuals, and Metro Exodus looks no different. The move to less claustrophobic levels doesn’t appear to have dampened the appeal whatsoever, while the overland train retains the constant forward momentum that has been such a mainstay of the Metro series.

Keep to the expanded feel of Metro Exodus is that the seasons will change as the player journeys across Russia. Winter will give way to spring, and eventually to summer, each season bringing with it unique factions, hazards and mutants.

Metro Exodus is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22nd, 2019.